Canadian winter is not the easiest season to train through.

Some of the country’s elites live, or temporarily train abroad, in pursuit of warmer climates and ideal training environments. International training camps during the winter months are particularly popular as it’s generally a quieter time of year in regards to racing and base-building season often means more hours spent training on a weekly basis versus sharpening and tapering in the spring, summer and fall.

Below is a selection of national team members and where they’re spending time this winter.

(Note that some of these locations are where Canadian runners reside, like Mohammed Ahmed and Matt Hughes in Oregon, while others are training abroad only temporarily, like Charles Philibert-Thiboutot in Florida.)


Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, Antoine Thibeault, Luc Bruchet and Yves Sikubwabo


Trevor Hofbauer

Thankful to take in sunrises like this for the next 2 months #Iten #Africa

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Lindsay Carson and Sarah Inglis (Scottish but trains in Canada)

New Mexico

Jenna Westaway

Kick an outdated belief to the curb. #GoalsAlive

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Mohammed Ahmed and Matt Hughes

Speed hurts, sustained speed kills! 📸: @elliottheathbar #bowermanbros

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Andrea Seccafien

Chasing that shade. 😓 . . . #hotas #meltingcanadian 📸 @james_kaan

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Carline Muir


Noelle Montcalm

Putting in work in the island sun!

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